traded 6+ colors with friend...transferring apple care?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by enthawizeguy, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. enthawizeguy macrumors 6502

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    So my friend decided he wanted space grey and i wanted white and gold we switched sims and restored everything works good... i bought apple care though and he didn't. Will apple transfer my coverage if i call them ? what do i do? i really don't want to lose out on my 99 dollars?
     
  2. SHOaks macrumors member

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    lol you should have called apple before making the trade, sounds like he got the better deal
     
  3. SundayDuffer macrumors 6502

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    I believe you can. Best to go to the apple store to change. Better if you can bring your friend along to attest the trade.
     
  4. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    From what I understand AppleCare+ follows the device you bought it for, not the owner. Perhaps if it's within the last 30 days you can get a refund for it and then buy it for the phone you received in the trade.
     
  5. Mac7 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know if they'll transfer but I've had them cancel AppleCare before. You'll get most of your money back
     
  6. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    They might not transfer it but with the phones being so new they will cancel and refund the AppleCare on the old phone and then let you repurchase it for the new phone.
    Amounts to the same thing.
     
  7. enthawizeguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ya its only been 7 days so if they don't transfer it i will just cancel and repurchase.
     
  8. ToucheAmore macrumors newbie

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    You can cancel with like a week left in your plan.. They refund based on proration.
     
  9. enthawizeguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    can i do it over the phone or at ATT or do i have to go to Apple.
     
  10. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Pretty sure it can be done over the phone via Apple customer service.
     
  11. enthawizeguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    do i need to transfer with att to if I'm on next and have insurance with them as well?
     
  12. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    We'll that sure complicates matters...

    The phone you just traded to your friend is on NEXT? I'd say check with them first (unless you plan to just continue paying the $27/mo until it's paid off) if you can even transfer that responsibility before anything.
     
  13. enthawizeguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Att transferring it shouldn't be a problem ... Apple care has to look into it they said normally they wouldn't but since I spent 20-30 hours on the phone prior to preorder and 20 hours in line they are Gonna take that into account
     

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